52 Ancestors: Week 39 – Finding Maps on Internet Archive

Week 39\’s 52 ancestors prompt is \”Map It Out\”. I love old maps. Finding Canadian old maps on line can be a little challenging sometimes though. I recently took a look at Internet Archive to see what they have, and boy was I happy! If you\’ve never used Internet Archive, you should start. Starting wayContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 39 – Finding Maps on Internet Archive”

52 Ancestors: Week 38 – French Canadian and Acadian Research on migrations.fr

The 52 Ancestors prompt for week 38 is \”cousins\”. My French Canadian/Acadian roots have given me a ridiculously large amount of cousins. So what better group to focus on when I\’m trying to appeal to a wide audience. http://www.migrations.fr/page%20d\’accueil.htm A few years ago, I stumbled upon a website called Migrations. This website has some great informationContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 38 – French Canadian and Acadian Research on migrations.fr”

52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records

Week 37\’s prompt for 52 Ancestors is \”mistake\”. Our ancestors were human, just like us. They made mistakes. Some were small, and some were large enough to warrant official notice. One such type would be bankruptcy. This post I\’m going to lead you towards sources for bankruptcy records. The CourtsOf course the first place youContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records”

52 Ancestors: Week 36 – Finding School Records

School records can be a fun way to see your ancestors in their formative years. Besides pictures, you can also gain insight into their interests and hobbies through yearbooks. If you\’re lucky enough to find admissions records, you can find details of family. This post I\’ll be looking at sources for school records. AncestryAncestry hasContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 36 – Finding School Records”

52 Ancestors: Week 35 – Finding Occupational Records

Occupational records can give good insight on the working life of your ancestors. If your ancestor was in politics, the military, or in a position of power, chances are you can find detailed records on them. However, if your ancestor wasn\’t, you might have to be a little more creative in finding records. This postContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 35 – Finding Occupational Records”

52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports

Week 33\’s theme for the 52 ancestors series of posts is \”tragedy\”. When you have an ancestor who died in unusual circumstances, there might have been a coroner\’s, or chief medical examiner\’s, inquest. These inquests looked into these kinds of deaths. Because the coroner could interview people and look at evidence that would not qualifyContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports”

52 Ancestors: Week 33 – Finding Ancestors in the Theatre

Week 33\’s 52 Ancestors prompt is \”Comedy\”. I though it would be interesting to steer people towards information for ancestors who were employed in the performing arts. Because of the nature of their work, sometimes it would be hard to find them in one spot for very long. Immediately you would think of actors andContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 33 – Finding Ancestors in the Theatre”

52 Ancestors: Week 31 and 32- Finding Clergy Records

Grey Nuns Convent Chapel Entrance, Montreal, Quebec In order to get caught up on the 52 ancestors posts, I decided to combine the week 31 theme \”Brother\” with week 32\’s theme \”Sister\”. Due to my maternal Catholic side, when I hear either brother or sister, my first thought is those who joined religious orders. SoContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 31 and 32- Finding Clergy Records”

52 Ancestors: Week 30 – Using the Drouin Collection

The prompt for week 30 of 52 Ancestors is \”Easy\”. Contrary to how it looks on genealogy shows, researching your ancestors is not easy. Don\’t get me wrong, I\’m a huge fan of these shows. I just wish they would let people know how much research time went into making these hour long shows. BecauseContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 30 – Using the Drouin Collection”

52 Ancestors: Week 29 – Finding 20th Century Ancestors

https://www.picxclicx.com/free-stock-photos-library-book-shelves-1/ I\’m a little behind on my 52 Ancestors prompts. I took a bit of a vacation going back to Ontario to visit family. Of course I also took the opportunity to some research on my Ontario lines. As a result I\’ve fallen behind, so I\’ll be doing some catching up over the next fewContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 29 – Finding 20th Century Ancestors”